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My Friend Hawk: A Rhyme to Entertain

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


God loved birds and invented trees. Man loved birds and invented cages.

-- Jacques Deval

Up high on that TV antenna across the street

few times each day comes around this hawk

in my imagination our eyes regularly meet

while he is also watched by pigeon flock.

Well, once when you reach seventy and over

bird watching may become a part of routines

like looking in the park for the four leaf clover

beside a chick in passing reminding of teens.

Now, I know it may sound quite absurd

though quite normal for this aging dude

but I've developed a bond with that bird

well, it's not only people able to delude.

Look, out of all many balconies on this side

he once picked just mine to land on its rail

and few times in front of me he would glide

showing off his wide wings and his fan tail.

It specially happens at my walking meditations

as I'd stand in front of window oblivious of kind

so, isn't he maybe responding to my vibrations

or it's just a coincidence with no secret behind.

Well, who really cares, for there he is again

as at all this distance I can still hear his call

and those are not crazy sounds in my brain

but, is that call for me?- doesn't matter at all.

© 2022 Val Karas

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